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Q: Celebrities who resemble Dean Martin ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: Celebrities who resemble Dean Martin
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Celebrities
Asked by: rmc25-ga
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Posted: 02 Dec 2004 17:00 PST
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Question ID: 437354
I am looking for a "top five" listing of celebrities who have been
said (in the press) to resemble Dean Martin. For example, it has been
said that George Clooney has such a likeness. Thank you.

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 03 Dec 2004 16:33 PST
I'd be glad to select some celebrities that I think resemble Dean
Martin (I've mentioned two below). But that would just be my personal
opinion. When you say "top five" listing, are you needing something
that has been published which ranks celebrities who look like Dean
Martin, or would you accept a personal viewpoint?

Clarification of Question by rmc25-ga on 04 Dec 2004 11:57 PST
Would prefer some reference journalistic reference point (or
entertainment journalistic reference point) via print, web, tv, etc.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 18 Dec 2004 11:05 PST

I've found journalistic and web mention of the following persons --
the famous, semi-famous, and pretty obscure -- bearing a resemblance
to Dean Martin:

Novelist Don DeLillo
Actor Chris Noth
Actor Michel Piccoli (of Jean-Luc Goddard fame)
Alan Beck --  a professional Dean Martin impersonator
House Majority Leader Dick Armey 
Dan (some guy who happens to look like Dean Martin)
Frank Esposito (professional golfer)
NY Jet quarterback Joe Namath 
Exercise guru Gilad
Actor Chazz Palminteri
Restauranteur Albano Ballerini 
Dino Vino, a puppet

Plus there's:

This guy:

and these bozos:

Should I post the details of the sources as an answer to your question...?

Subject: Re: Celebrities who resemble Dean Martin
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 20 Dec 2004 15:46 PST
Rated:3 out of 5 stars

Thanks for getting back to me on this...I'm glad that these particular
celebrities and semi-celebrities meet your needs.

I've included excerpts below, mostly from newspaper and magazine
articles, and mostly from sources that come from off-line databases,
so they don't have a direct web link.  Where I could, I also included
a link to a photo of the relevant celeb, so you can come to your own
conclusion about how strong (or not!) the resemblance might be.

I trust this fully meets your needs.  But before rating this answer,
please let me know if there's any additional information you would
like.  Just post a Request for Clarification, and I'll be happy to
assist you further.

All the best for the holiday season and the new year....



The Boston Globe

November 16, 1997

When the inappropriate is actually just the reverse

Recently, I discovered a variant on the built-in peculiarity of the
reader-writer encounter when I met the novelist Don DeLillo. Let's
call it "appropriate inappropriateness." The problem was his glasses.
I'd heard he sometimes wore corrective lenses, but that in no way
prepared me for the sight of these oversized black frames. The way
they altered his appearance amazed me. The glasses, taken in
conjunction with his cleft chin, wavy silvery hair, and general
Italianate good looks, transformed the spooky-eyed conspiracy theorist
of a dozen dustjacket photos into . . . well, before the publicist had
finished introducing us, I had to say it: "You know, with those things
on you look like Dean Martin." Granted, this is a rather inappropriate
thing to say to a great American novelist - trust me on this: Wearing
those Swifty Lazar specials, the guy looked just like Dino, circa 1975
- but such a comment, I would argue, was appropriately inappropriate.


The Washington Post

June 28, 2003 
A Gift Of Comedy From Ellen DeGeneres

Tom Shales, Washington Post Staff Writer

At first, Caesar has an ally in Pompey, played with a heavy face by
Chris Noth, who looks like a cross between Dean Martin and Sylvester
Stallone, both drunk.[maybe!]


Plain Dealer 
November 30, 1997 

...There is (Michel) Piccoli, on the brink of stardom, wearing his hat
in the bathtub to look like Dean Martin in "Some Came Running,"
[Yeah...I can see it]

The Guardian (London)

January 31, 2003
Etcetera: My week: Alan Beck, Dean Martin lookalike

...Alan Beck, 30, a Dean Martin lookalike, appeared at the opening of
Matthieu Laurette's new exhibition at the ICA on Tuesday, as part of
The International Lookalike Convention... night when I was all dressed up in my tuxedo, I took off my
glasses and somebody said: "You look like a young Dean Martin."


The Scotsman

August 12, 1994

The exercise guru of the moment is a man called Gilad, who looks like
- if you can imagine this - Dean Martin in spandex leggings
[Ha Ha.  He's right!]


The Guardian (London)

April 3, 1997


'What pathetic gender stereotyping,' says Dan, who looks like the
young Dean Martin and has broken hearts all over the western world...

[Dan isn't famous...he's just a guy who got mentioned in this story]


The San Francisco Chronicle

JANUARY 30, 1995

...Joe Namath at age 51 looks like  a combination of Dean Martin and my Uncle Ray
[Far as I'm concerned, Joe Willie can be whoever he wants]



September, 1995

 Dick Armey;
Leading a revolution in National Politics

...His outstanding characteristics (aside from his resemblance to a
robust Dean Martin) are an economic philosophy that is pure and
unflinching in its faith in the free market
[A serious-looking Dino]


The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

July 16, 1999

...Frank Esposito, the assistant pro from Shackamaxon, took control of
the New Jersey State Golf Association Open Championship on Thursday at
Echo Lake..

...Cool. Calm. Confident. That's Espo. With the dark hair and
sunglasses, not to mention the suave demeanor, he looks like the Dean
Martin of Garden State golfers.

[Well he might...but I couldn't find a picture of the guy]


...The thing about ?Down to Earth? that is supposed to be funny is
that Lance, who was taken to heaven prematurely by the dim-witted
angel Keyes (Eugene Levy), is granted permission by Mr. King (Chazz
Palminteri), the angel who most closely resembles Dean Martin
[sort of]


Ballerini [a restaurant-owner in Brooklyn] resembles the late Dean
Martin (if Martin wore hipster glasses and a beaded fez...


"Dino Vino", golf club and wine glass in hand, singing "Little Old
Wine-Drinker Me" resembles the great DEAN MARTIN


Again, let me know if there's anything else you need.


search strategy -- Searched Google and news databases like
Lexis-Nexis, Factiva and Proquest for mentions of Dean Martin, along
with terms like [look-a-like] [resembles] or ["looks like"]
rmc25-ga rated this answer:3 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Celebrities who resemble Dean Martin
From: pinkfreud-ga on 03 Dec 2004 13:33 PST
Joe Mantegna looked quite a bit like Dean Martin in a
made-for-TV-movie called "The Rat Pack":
Subject: Re: Celebrities who resemble Dean Martin
From: pinkfreud-ga on 03 Dec 2004 13:43 PST
How about Angus Macfayden?
Subject: Re: Celebrities who resemble Dean Martin
From: cryptica-ga on 18 Dec 2004 08:55 PST
And don't forget JEREMY NORTHAM, who played Dean Martin to Sean Hayes'
Jerry Lewis in the 2002 TV Movie, "Martin and Lewis."
Subject: Re: Celebrities who resemble Dean Martin
From: rmc25-ga on 20 Dec 2004 15:21 PST
Please post the details. Thanks.

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